HC Deb 14 February 1929 vol 225 cc574-5W

asked the Home Secretary what county or other authorities have established homes of remand for boys outside the precincts of prisons or houses of detention; and what county or other authorities still commit boys remanded for trial to prisons, houses of detention, or establishments within the precincts of prisons and houses of detention?


I am in full sympathy with the object of this question and am at present in consultation with one or two local authorities as to schemes for providing homes or making use of existing homes for this purpose. I should be glad to consider suggestions from any local authority for the provision of suitable accommodation for young persons whom the Courts cannot remand on bail. At present there is usually no place other than prison to which such persons can be sent for custody and observation while on remand.